John Hutchings is Chairman of Partners in the Melbourne, Australia ALFA International firm of Cornwall Stodart. John is highly sought after for his business acumen, strategic insights and lateral thinking in complex transactions and disputes. His clients view him as a trusted advisor, and his reputation and expertise inspire confidence and provide a platform for ongoing success. His particular expertise lies in mergers and acquisitions, corporate advice (including governance), general commercial documentation (including loan facilities and associated securities, terms of supply and terms of credit) and laterally inspired resolutions to disputes. John is highly regarded in the corporate reconstruction and insolvency arena. His areas of expertise include advising on the unique elements associated with the sale of assets of distressed companies. He has played a significant role in shaping Cornwall Stodart's culture and encouraging its growth, having been with the firm for almost 40 years. John is highly engaged in charitable activities and is the Chairperson of Good Shepherd Australia and New Zealand. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia and Insol International.